Junetree: And before I tell you, you need to tell me what’s up with you.
Mapleglade: -snorts- I dont know. Things are bugging me. I’m tired and annoyed.
Junetree: -sighs in relief- Is that all? -face palm- You were right, I should let you sleep in. -remembers- Oh, and the news is... uh, you know how I said we should wait to have another foal till Maytree is a yearling? Well it turns out we have no choice. I’m with foal.
Mapleglade: -backs up- No no no no no no no
Mapleglade: Not yet! We didnt even do anything!!!
Junetree: I know! We didn’t for Maytree either! It just happens in our sleep!
Junetree: I didn’t mean to! I’m sorry!
Mapleglade: -gets dizzy suddenly but stays awake-
Junetree: -wing palm- I knew I shouldn’t have said anything.
Mapleglade: -closes eyes and prays she is just joking-
Junetree: -reads his mind- Sorry, I wish I was but I’m not joking.
Mapleglade: -lays down and half-sleeps-
Windwing: Did I hear you were pregnant again Junetree?
Junetree: -almost weeps- No
Junetree: -snappy now- Mind your own business.
Windwing: Whats wrong?
Mapleglade: -opens eyes and starts to sweat- (He’s got a fever...)
Junetree: Never mind What is wrong with me, somehow get Pineberry for Mapleglade, I think he has a fever!
Mapleglade: -tries to stand- I dont know whats wrong!! -pants- I just don’t feel good
Pineberry: -sneaks into the valley to check on Windwing and everyone and sees Mapleglade on the ground- -walks over calmly and quietly- Have you got a fever? Like I told you you might have had?
Mapleglade: -groans- Yes.
Pineberry: Mhm, I knew it! I told you to eat those pine tree roots once every two days. And did you listen? No!
Mapleglade: -pins ears, knowing he lost- Fine.. where are they?
Pineberry: Well It’s to late for that treatment, now you need something stronger. -digs by a maple tree and pulls out some thick roots- -drops them by his muzzle- Here, eat slowly.
Mapleglade: -nods and slowly eats them-
Pineberry: -nods approvingly- Thank you. -looks at Junetree’s shocked face- Looks like you didn’t tell Junetree like I told you to either.
Pineberry: -taps hoof- You are a very bad patient.
Mapleglade: I know..
Pineberry: -smiles- I guess you got a little better today though for eating the roots.
Junetree: -really worried- Is he going to be okay?
Pineberry: I think so. Do you have anything stressful in your life lately Mapleglade?
Pineberry: Like what?
Pineberry: -taps hoof- What stresses you in your life?
Mapleglade: -shrugs again, not in the mood for talking-
Junetree: -jumps in to his aid- He’s tired, it IS almost dark.
Pineberry: -nods thinkingly- True, but I’d still like to know so I can help him
Junetree: -doesn’t want to say anything again- Well, Maybe you can wait till tomorrow?
Pineberry: Well... no I think I should know now
Mapleglade: I’m just tired and not very pleased
Pineberry: -cocks head- About what?
Mapleglade: -shakes head, not wanting to answer- -lays head down and falls asleep-
Pineberry: -shrugs- I guess the best thing to do is let him sleep.
Junetree: Hey, how did you get here?
Pineberry: I got captured trying to sneak in.
Pineberry: No waking Mapleglade up early okay?
Crimsonwind: -trots up to the couple and Pineberry- Mother wanted her here in case something happened
Crimsonwind: For example this
Junetree: -cocks head- How long have you been listening- Crimsonwind, right?
Crimsonwind: Not long. I came to tell you that my father is planning another attack. I thought I’d come warn you
Junetree: -narrows eyes- Is this some sort of trick? You’re supposed to be on your parents’ side
Wispiflower: -wanders past Racewind and seeing him instantly starts to canter away-
Racewind: -catches her wing and drags her behind a bush- If you agree to have my foal I will let you be free.
Wispiflower: -gasps- NEVER.
Racewind: And I will spare your filly’s life.
Wispiflower: I- I’m not able to...
Racewind: What do you mean ‘you aren’t able to’?!
Racewind: TELL ME, or I will have to believe you are lying and do this by force
-clutches stomach- Would you believe that I am with foal?
Racewind: -sniffs all over her- Oh, wow. That was fast.
Crimsonwind: -shrugs- If I tell you it’s not, you wouldn’t believe me. So I shall not say anything but that warning
Windwing: -walks into the bush- Nice try Racewind. Now beat it
Wispiflower: -sighs in relief as Racewind releases her wing and flees- -turns pale- How much of that did you hear?
Windwing: All of it.
Wispiflower: How much is all of it?
Windwing: Ever since Racewind took you here.
Wispiflower: Ohhhh, I see. What exactly did you hear?
Windwing: When do you think you’ll have it?
(Windwing knows everything I guess....)
Wispiflower: -face pales even further- Um, excuse me.
-trots toward Junetree and the sickly Mapleglade-
Coperpool: Rainblaze, we need to rescue Windwing and everyone today, we cannot wait another week.
Rainblaze: -looks at him like he’s crazy- -points to the two fillys- -says it like it’s obvious- I can’t leave.
Windwing: -shrugs and turns around, expecting an angered Racewind to come charging-
Hollylight: I wants to gosies on adventure!!
(Don’t question her English.)
Racewind: -goes to his mate- Mintbreeze?
Rainblaze: -shakes head-
Emeraldblaze: -moves head away from nursing- Why you wanna-na go?
Mintbreeze: -prances in place thinking of a plan to be with Windwing- What?
Wispiflower: -stops at Mapleglade’s right and drops head to graze-
Racewind: Have you seen Crimsonwind?
-realizes- You didn’t really name him after me, did you? -mumbles to self- I should have known.
Mapleglade: -pants and kicks legs across the grass- -rolls over and accidentally hits Wispiflower- -says in a hoarse voice- Sorry
Mintbreeze: -shrugs, and doesn’t answer his last question-
Wispiflower: It’s fine. -still so pale she looks like she is glowing from so much white-
Mapleglade: -looks up at her with gooey eyes- You dont look good -coughs horribly-
Wispiflower: -snorts- You’re not looking to good yourself, Mapleglade.
Windwing: -trots over to Mapleglade with soft leaves in hand and hands them to him- Use the leaves to clean your eyes and go to sleep
Mapleglade: -takes the leaves and looks at Wispiflower- I know..
Wispiflower: -turns head away from Windwing-
Wispiflower: -peeps at Mapleglade- Know what?
Mapleglade: -cleans eyes and coughs again- Pineberry? Is there any water?
Mapleglade: -turns to Wispiflower- What?
Windwing: -perks ears-
Pineberry: Yes. -trots to a nearby spring and uses water tight wings to scoop some up-
Wispiflower: -shakes head- Never mind.
(She just can’t seem to make up her mind this mare)
Mapleglade: -wants to know- What?
Windwing: -looks around- I gotta go check on something
Wispiflower: -snaps- You don’t have to know everything Mapleglade. -canters away-
Mapleglade: -looks at Junetree- Is she sick too?
Junetree: Ooh, I think your bad mood spreaded.
Junetree: -softens- I shouldn’t tease you when you’re sick. Sorry.
Mapleglade: Thank you. -lays head down ready to sleep-
Junetree: -can’t resist- Hope the foal looks like me this time! Okay sweet dreams
Mapleglade: I hope its a colt -exhales and starts to sleep-
Maytree: -overhears last comment as she comes over to sleep with her mother- Daddy! That’s not right.
Mapleglade: -is already asleep-
Maytree: -huffs- -whines- Mamaa!
Junetree: -soothes her filly- I know, he can be annoying, but he’s your father, so you will have to live with it. Literally.
Wispifrost: -whinnies for her parents-
Coperpool: C’mon, let’s just try. Both of them want to go! -indicating their fillies- And they’re already two weeks old.
Hollylight: -buzzes above Rainblaze’s head on her first flight ever- Pleeeeease Mommy? I want to see auntie Junetree and unlie Mapleglade And cousinie Maytree!
Rainblaze: Coperpool! I can’t! Two weeks old is way to young.
stay-ay-ing hewe with momma
Hollylight: But I wants to goooo!
Emeraldblaze: I don’t wanna go!!
Rainblaze: -looks at Coperpool- I can’t leave.. Everyone will be fine. They’ll escape, Mintbreeze and Racewind don’t stand a chance
-scowls- Mommy, -gives adorable puppy eyes that absolutely no soul is able to resist- please let us go
Rainblaze: -avoids eye contact- No. You need to be older
Hollylight: -goes in her eyes’ path- Pleeease Mommy
Rainblaze: -narrows eyes- I said no. Coperpool, you can go. But I can’t leave with these two here
Hollylight: -makes the hugest puppy eyes in the entire universe-
Emeraldblaze: -whacks her sister’s face-
Coperpool: -narrows eyes at Emeraldblaze- None of That now.
Hollylight: -stifles a tear-
Coperpool: -shakes head- I only go if you go.
Rainblaze: Emeraldblaze. What did we say a while ago? You can’t hit your sister like that
Emeraldblaze: But you told me that a while ago
Coperpool: -nickers- Just like her mother.
Wispifrost: Mommy?! Daddy?! Where are you?!
Windwing: -perks ears- Over here
Whitefrost: -follows Wispifrost- Where?
Wispifrost: -follows the direction of her sire’s voice- -finds him- Phew. Hi Daddy! -looks around- Where is Mommy?
Windwing: She....... is probably with Mapleglade and Junetree
Whitefrost: You don’t sound very sure.
Wispifrost: Daddy, WHERE IS MAMA?
Wispiflower: -nearly trips over a fake-sleeping Racewind And stifles a gasp-
Racewind: -smiles his evil smile and grabs her heel-
Racewind: -covers her mouth- Tsk tsk, none of that now. I’m keeping you locked up till you have that foal and then I will make you my mate.
Wispiflower: -muffled voice- Never! -kicks him hard in the chest with unsharpened hooves and doesn’t hurt him more than a bad pain-
Racewind: -chuckles- Nice try.
Wispiflower: -bites his wing-
Racewind: -takes away his wing from her mouth-
Wispiflower: -screams as loud as possible- WINDWING HELP ME!!!